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K-FON Surging At Fast Pace; 16,973 Govt Institutions Plugged In; Network Operating Centre Set Up in Kalamassery

G. Rajesh KumarUpdated: Tuesday May 16, 2023

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala’s dream project, the K-FON, is advancing at quick  pace. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the project operations on 5th of July. The project will fetch free internet connections to 20 lakh families in the State.  Works are underway to have all government institutions connected to a single internet network.

Scores of homes have begun to avail free connectivity under the project already, the amed target being 14,000 households in the first phase. Also to be connected in this phase are :  18,700 govt institutions.

Internet A Citizen Right
Kerala is India’s only state to have declared internet connectivity as citizen’s right. K-FON will end the digital disparity  currently experienced in Kerala.  Project K-FON will lay foundations to Kerala goal of connecting with the Information Highway and become a knowledge economy and IT Hub.